The potential for cheating is a major issue for online games like Chess and Bridge.
Cheating is common for two reasons. The first is that there is a clear incentive to do so once monetary rewards are involved. The second is that cheating is relatively easy to do. Chess engines, player collusion and cheating by platform administrators all open up the possibility for unfair play.
The spectre of cheating has prevented mind sports from actualising their full potential. While large prize pools are definitely feature of modern mind sports they could be more widely available if cheating could be prevented.
Mind Sports IO is an innovative decentralised platform for mind sports which has integrated into their network a sophisticated multi-layer anti cheating system.
How Anti-Cheating Layers Works
In Mind Sports cheating can occur in a number of different ways and from various different participants. As a consequence there is no one right way to prevent cheating.
What is required instead is a multi-pronged approach. This is how Mind Sports IO wants to solve cheating.
First there is the stasitical analysis layer. This will perform analysis of players game play and compare this against chess engines.
Secondly there is a reputation layer. This intelligent reputation layer will flag up players with suspicious game metrics, playing habits and other factors. Users of the network will help to improve this layer by providing the engine with relevant metrics and be rewarded with MIND tokens in return.
Thirdly there is the community layer. Here users of the network will act as arbiters for disputes. Tokens can vote to resolve a dispute and gain improved reputation scores and MIND tokens when they are able to identify cheaters.
The MIND token will be used through-out the Mind Sports IO network including as part of the governance mechanism. The MIND token is an ERC20 token created on the Ethereum blockchain. 35 million tokens will be distributed as part of a token sale. Tokens will be priced at 1000 MIND tokens is the equivalent of 1 ETH.
Mindsports IO Website: https://www.mindsports.io/home#spin
Mindsports IO Whitepaper: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B23oU2WDqlyWZHNvM2ZZLWNrVmc/view
Mindsports IO Tokensale: https://www.mindsports.io/home#tokensale